Mortuary Statue


From: Syria | Palmyra

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number B8908
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Roman
Provenience Syria | Palmyra
Period Roman Period
Section Near Eastern
Materials Limestone
Iconography Man

CBS Register: Head of a young bearded man in limestone, once forming part of a Palmyrenian sanctuary slab.

Romano: "Small bearded male head from a relief. Hair is arranged in a clump of locks over the forehead with the hairline receding in two arches to either side. Wrinkles on forehead above bridge of nose. The treatment of the hair over the top and sides of the head is cursory. The beard is short treated in broad slashes to indicate the hair; moustache treated the same way. Creases in the forehead above the nose. Thin elongated nose with arching nostrils. Broad arching eyebrows with summarily executed eyes with upper lid arching over the lower. Some trace of black pigment on the right eye. Finely shaped lips with bow-shaped upper with prominent dip. Small protruding ears."

Credit Line Babylonian Expedition to Nippur II, 1890
Other Number 40-366 - Other Number | P263725 - CDLI Number

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